new mitglieder variant overtakes Sober as top threat?

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  1. webyourbusiness

    webyourbusiness Registered Member

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    I'm confused (yeah - I know...) - when I read articles such as this from normally fairly "trusted" sources...

    "Mitglieder overtakes Sober as biggest virus threat": http://www.vnunet.com/2146781

    Then I look at VirusRadar.com: http://www.virusradar.com/

    and (at the time of posting) - Sober.Y shows 262,000+ threats on VR, and the next nearest threat in terms of numbers is Netsky.Q at 7,400 - how does Panda (or any other source), see such a VASTLY different picture?

    I know what virusradar.com bases it's figures on, but does anyone have any info on how the "others" determine their figures for making such announcements? From what I see at virusradar, it would be hard pushed to overtake Sober.Y... unless you're VERY close to the source...
     
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    It is because VirusRadar gets it's numbers from an email provider in Czech. So it only shows a small part of the world. Panda gets it's numbers from it's ActiveScan site. So you have to use AS in order for Panda to tabulate the numbers. In this case I would think Eset reflects more accurate numbers although it is possible that a bunch of people don't have any AV and went to Panda's site and inflated their numbers a bit.
     
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    "inflated their numbers a bit" - a bit?
     
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    Even in the worldwide statistics gathered from NOD32 users there is no Mitglieder in top 10:

    01. Win32/Sober.Y worm
    02. Win32/Bagle.DR worm
    03. Win32/Netsky.Q worm
    04. probably unknown NewHeur_PE virus
    05. Win32/Adware.Gator application
    06. Win32/TrojanDownloader.Ani.gen trojan
    07. Java/ClassLoader.B trojan
    08. Java/TrojanDownloader.OpenConnection
    09. Java/TrojanDownloader.OpenConnection.AJ
    10. Java/ClassLoader.H trojan
     
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